Oregon offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham multiple sources tell 247Sports that he has been in discussions with influencers in the state of Arizona about his vacant head coaching position.
This is Dillingham’s first season in Oregon after a two-year stint in the state of Florida. The Ducks’ offense flourishes in Dillingham’s debut as a regular. Oregon ranks sixth in the nation in yards per game and fourth in the nation in points per game.
Dillingham has close ties to the state of Arizona. His first FBS coaching role came with Arizona State in 2014, when he worked as a offensive assistant under Todd Graham. Dillingham made his statewide debut as a coach, starting his high school career at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dillingham worked at Chaparral until 2013.
Dillingham, 32, has long been regarded as one of college football’s top young coaches. A multiple member of the 30Under30 team, Dillingham also stopped his career at Auburn and Memphis.
Arizona State is in its third month of finding a coach after parting ways with Herm Edwards September 18th. Edwards’ tenure has been linked to recruiting irregularities that occurred during the COVID-19 dead period. That NCAA investigation hung over the search for the Sun Devils, which 247Sports’ Brandon Marcello said “hadn’t made much headway in recent weeks.”
However, many candidates are starting to emerge near Dillingham. For the latest news on the search for the Sun Devils, be sure to visit the Sun Devil Source VIP Board.
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